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Fall Film Series Will Explore Oppression and Empowerment of Women

Posted Oct. 7, 2013

Kent State University’s Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Center for Adult and Veteran Services, the Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services and the Women’s Studies program, presents a Fall Film Series. This film series represents three different perspectives on the oppression and empowerment of women.

The films will be shown as follows:

Girl Rising
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Room 214, Ritchie Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Studio A, Twin Towers

Invisible War
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Kent Student Center Kiva

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Kent Student Center Kiva
Tuesday, Nov.  12, 7 p.m., Kent Student Center Kiva

Girl Rising (www.girlrising.com) tells the story of nine extraordinary girls from nine different countries. It highlights the strength of the human spirit and the importance and value of education in creating the opportunity to change the world.

Invisible War (www.invisiblewarmovie.com) is a groundbreaking documentary about the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (www.halftheskymovement.com) is based on a book written by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn regarding the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. The film takes viewers through many different countries where they are introduced to amazing women who share their personal stories of oppression. Additionally, Kristof and Wudunn will speak at Kent State on Nov. 14 as part of the Kent State Presidential Speaker Series.

There will be opportunity for discussion after each film, and also included will be “Within Reach,” which will showcase ways to get involved and make a difference related to the issues brought up in the films. All campus and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.